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The Grouse

€€ - €€€Irish, European,
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ginger ale” (3 reviews)
“barbary duck” (3 reviews)
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11:30 - 23:00All hours
Irish, European, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice food. Just nice. Nothing special. The gougons were homemade but quite overcooked. Desserts were ok but portion sizes were terribly small. Not worth the money by any means. Even the cream and ice cream with the desserts needed a search party to locate them....More

1  Thank k2k13s29
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my favourite bars in NI, choice of drinks is endless and there are some great Gins and Wines! I would recommend to anyone who is in ballymena for the day to pop in for some great food and great wine.

3  Thank Sam B
Reviewed yesterday

Had lovely lunch in the Grouse on Saturday the food was excellent Mark and his team very attentive. Will definitely be back.

5  Thank deirdrehazlett
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch here was very busy and waitress was very attentive. She told us the food would be a while but we did not mind as we enjoyed the drinks and interior. Lovely lunch!

4  Thank Anna L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friend and I are regulars in the grouse and enjoy the cosy atmosphere by the fire and variety of dishes the grouse offers. I opted for the chilli chicken wrap which was beautifully presented and was very flavoursome, my friend had lasagne which she...More

5  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We called into The Grouse on 10th October as we were in Ballymena and thought it would be nice to get a spot of lunch. We were so delighted when we saw that the menu stated to ask your server for vegan options and even...More

2  Thank Denise K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went shopping in Ballymena and decided to have lunch there we spotted The Grouse and decided to have lunch there we were not disappointed the food was very nice and the portion size excellent we also found the prices very good will definitely be...More

3  Thank shawk1107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A club sandwich for me and a cheese and ham toastie for the missus ... A couple of drinks and a pleasant server .... A+

5  Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here about once a week and it still doesn’t disappoint. The food is something to behold. They obviously have a very good talented chef. The staff are nice and friendly. And it’s not that expensive. Always worth a visit

5  Thank Alistair T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived for Sunday lunch. Selected warmed breads with dips for starters, just beautiful. For main, we opted for English traditional beef with Yorkshire pudding, mashed and roast potatoes, plus veg, which was covered with cheese. Just perfect. The other members of the party chose the...More

5  Thank TribuneXXIV
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Nearby Attractions
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59 reviews
.53 km away
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33 reviews
.41 km away
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8 reviews
.52 km away
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.60 km away
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kevin j
15 April 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, hope you're well! That won't be a problem at all if you want to give us a call anytime after 12pm tomorrow on 02825645234 and ask for Boryana and we will get it sorted and posted out to you. Many thanks Mark... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
  • E-mail
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!
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